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Science Sampler: Using direct instruction to teach content vocabulary

by: Lisa Catherine Leno and Laura Anne Dougherty

The magnitude of vocabulary students need to know in the middle school science curriculum is vast and can be daunting. As educators, it is our job to efficiently and effectively teach students so that they are not only able to apply the new vocabulary to that year’s curriculum, but to store it in their memory for future use in high school and college. This article describes a direct instruction approach to teaching vocabulary that provides students with the ability to interact with the vocabulary verbally, visually, spatially, and intrapersonally.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 9/1/2007Stock # ss07_031_01_63Volume 031Issue 01

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